No New Crypto: Coinbase Squashes Exchange Listing Rumors

Coinbase announced Thursday afternoon that, for now, it would not be adding any new cryptocurrencies to either its flagship platform or its other digital asset exchange, GDAX. In a blog...
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CFTC to Meet On Bitcoin Futures Self-Certification Issue

Two committees of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission will hold meetings this month on digital currency matters, including the self-certification process used to approve new cryptocurrency derivatives products. In...
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$100 Billion Controversy: XRP's Surge Raises Hard Questions for Ripple

Ripple's native cryptocurrency, XRP, is on a bull run. According to CoinDesk data , the price of XRP is up over 1,000 percent in just the last month alone, eclipsing...
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VR Penny Stock Up 200% on Crypto Pivot Claims

Another penny stock just joined the crowd of public market options that has seen a significant price surge after announcing it would shift its corporate focus to cryptocurrency related business....
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Ripple Fever? Other Crypto Assets Are Outpacing Its 2018 Gains


So-called alternative cryptocurrencies are making their presence felt in the first week of 2018, recording impressive gains that are drawing investors to options once considered risky. Bitcoin, the world's largest...
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Report: PBoC Quashes Bitcoin Mining Ban Rumor in China

The People's Bank of China has put to rest a rumor that it would order a domestic shutdown of bitcoin mining activities, according to a local media outlet. The report,...
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$1,000: Ethereum Tops Price Milestone in Market First


Days after hitting $900 , ethereum's native ether token, ether, has topped $1,000 for the first time in its history. After spending two days mostly below its previous high of...
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Coinbase to Customers: Don't Forget to Pay Taxes on Bitcoin Gains


Exchange and wallet service provider Coinbase appears to be taking early steps to remind customers about their upcoming tax obligations. With the U.S. tax year having ended on Dec. 31,...
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Bank Blockchain Integration: A Challenge Overcome


John Whelan is blockchain lab director at Banco Santander, where he specializes in the application of blockchains, distributed ledgers and smart contracts within the financial industry. The following article is an exclusive...
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$1K Next? Ether Price Climbs to New Record High


The price of ether, the native token of the ethereum platform, has hit a new all-time high and is now eyeing the $1,000 mark. As of writing, ether (ETH) is...
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Government Think Tank to Trial Blockchain Verification in India

An Indian government policymaking body is eyeing the potential applications of blockchain technology across various sectors. As part of that process, the National Institution for Transforming India, known as NITI Aayog, is...
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Down But Not Out: Bitcoin Holds Onto Bullish Territory



Bitcoin has come under pressure today amid sharp gains in alternative currencies, but the charts are showing no signs of panic. Having clocked a high of $15,394.99 at 02:14 UTC...
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Merrill Lynch Bans Clients from Investing in Bitcoin Fund

Merrill Lynch, the brokerage arm of Bank of America, has blocked financial advisers and clients from trading in bitcoin-related investments. The ban extends to clients trading in Grayscale's Bitcoin Investment Trust,...
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Japan: The New Heart of Bitcoin


Yuzo Kano is the CEO for BitFlyer, one of Japan's largest cryptocurrency exchanges. He previously worked at Goldman Sachs developing settlement systems, and later on equities derivatives and convertible bonds....
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Sneaky Crypto Malware Miners Are Targeting Ad Networks Next

Websites and publishers need to be prepared for cryptocurrency miners slipping into ads on their sites, according to Israeli adtech firm Spotad. The company, which operates an AI-powered advertising platform...
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Volatility: A Necessary Ingredient for Monetary and Social Transition


Farzam Ehsani (@farzamehsani) is the blockchain lead at RMB and the Chairperson of the South African Financial Blockchain Consortium (SAFBC). The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk's 2017...
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2017's Crypto (R)evolution Was Just the Beginning


Bobby Cho is head of global trading at Cumberland, where he oversees one of the largest cryptocurrency and digital asset trading operations. The following article is an exclusive contribution to...
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Cats Went Crypto First, Now It's Time for Consumers


Arthur Camara is a co-founder of CryptoKitties, created by Canadian innovation studio Axiom Zen, where he focuses on product and engineering to help bring blockchain technology to the masses. The...
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Video: Two Bubbles? ShapeShift CEO Talks Crypto Market Prices

This article is an entry in CoinDesk's  Most Influential in Blockchain 2017  series. Are cryptocurrencies in a bubble? According to Erik Voorhees, we might be in two. In a video...
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Video: $1 Million? Bitcoin Sign Guy on Why It's Not Too Late to Buy

This article is an entry in CoinDesk's  Most Influential in Blockchain 2017  series. Feel like you missed out buying bitcoin? So did Bitcoin Sign Guy once upon a time. Before...
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